By adding Richard Binks to its group of fresh produce consultants, FreshXperts expands its reach to the United Kingdom.
Binks is the newest associate member of the Lee’s Summit, Mo.-based produce consulting firm. Ron Pelger, chairman of FreshXperts, said in a news release that the addition of Binks will be especially helpful to grower and packer clients.
Based north of London, Binks is managing director and owner of FreshTec, which is a consulting firm whose clients include government agencies, produce suppliers and marketers, according to the release.
Binks is a graduate of Manchester Polytechnic, Aberdeen University and Reading University, with degrees in applied biology, crop protection and a doctorate in tropical agriculture. He began working in an agriculture testing lab at age 16 and has experience from farm to fork, Pelger said in the release.